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Most Beautiful And Ugliest US Airports?  
User currently offlineDeltaXNA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

Most beautiful: DFW, DEN, and DCA

Ugliest: LGA and MIA (ugly airports, but I love them)

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User currently offlinedstc47 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4637 times:

TPA must be up there with the most attractive of US airports.
Generally staff are helpful too and often the sun is shining, what more could you ask for except more flights to Europe?


User currently offlinesw733 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

I like PDX, personally. SEA as well.

Quoting DeltaXNA (Thread starter):
Most beautiful: DFW, DEN, and DCA

DFW, at least, really depends on the terminal. D is lovely; C or A, for example, are depressing as hell both inside and out.


User currently offlinerwy04lga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

I second that.....All agreed?....OK, TPA wins....Next thread, please!

User currently offline1337Delta764 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

Most beautiful: ATL Concourse F/Maynard Jackson International Terminal

Ugliest: JFK T2 and T3

[Edited 2013-05-07 12:25:22]

User currently offlineLY777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

For me, most beautiful: HNL

User currently offlineflymia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

Quoting DeltaXNA (Thread starter):

I get a few concourses are bad at MIA but the North and South Terminals are ugly in your opinion?

DTW DL terminal is fantastic. Also love DCA. Main terminal is great and can't beat that location.

Ugliest: LGA even though it has a good location and BOS. Was very unimpressed with the Internatioanl terminal when I flew there a few years ago.


User currently offlineViscount724 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4516 times:

Quoting DeltaXNA (Thread starter):
Most beautiful: DFW, DEN, and DCA

I consideer the IAD terminal one of the most attractive terminals in the world, designed by famous Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen.

http://www.metwashairports.com/image/iad_dusk.jpg


User currently offlinejetblue777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

Top of my list: DTW, TPA, DEN, SFO, and a really nice small airport - BTV.

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4):
Ugliest: JFK T2 and T3

I agree! T2/T3 is a big pile of dump.

jetBlue777   


User currently offlinereifel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4354 times:

I haven't been in a lot of US airports, but I found BWI and RDU (the new terminal) pretty nice and easy to navigate through. TPA and MCO not bad either... Pretty bad was Deltas international arrival concourse at JFK.

User currently offlineairtrainer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4322 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 7):
I consideer the IAD terminal one of the most attractive terminals in the world, designed by famous Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen.

   my vote goes for IAD too !


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4259 times:

In my opinion,

Best: RDU or DFW-D

Worse: EWR-A


User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

Really nice looking airports....

*TPA
*PVD
*PBI
*MCO
*BWI

Really ugly ones

*JFK (Delta Worldport)
*BOS
*CEF (no passenger service at this time....but God the whole airport, base, and surrounding grounds are a dump!)


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

Quoting dstc47 (Reply 1):

Have to agree, the staff are friendly, even found a smiling Boarder agency staff who wished me a nice day.

MCO, quite nice,love that enormous control tower.

AMS, great to use not much to look at.

MIA, nothing nice to say about it.


User currently offlineVC10DC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3890 times:

My favorites:

IAD (hard to beat the classic architecture of Saarinen)
DTW (the McNamara terminal and its wonderful views)
MSN (it has lots of neat architectural details, like the small stained glass windows in the "Prairie Style")
PWM (for a small city, what a neat terminal--and very appropriate for its location, too)

My least favorites:

GEG (although I haven't been there in a few years and heard it's had some sort of renovation; hopefully it's less claustrophobic and threadbare now)
BWI


User currently offlinemad99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

I really like MAD T4 but i never use it

User currently offlinePHX787 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3818 times:

Beautiful:
big airports: IAD, MSP, DTW,
Small airports- seriously guys, you gotta fly to these sometime!
SAV, HHH, Tallahassee, and CHS are really pretty airports.

Ugliest:
Admittedly, PHX is quite ugly...the Terminal 3 needs upgrades. Also ugly: ORD, LGA, and IND....


User currently offlineKurtjeter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

JAX, SAV, CLT are quite nice, certainly distinct. For its size and traffic, MSP and ATL do fine jobs with a pretty good look added for our pleasure.

FRA is painful during its renovation. Used to be one of my favorites. Not now, waiting optimistically . . . .

Worst I've been in (recently): JFK, international and domestic


User currently offlineTWA772LR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

DTW hands-down for me, and 've always liked SNA. LAX is pretty damn ugly if you ask me, it rivals LGA! Also CDG T1, there should be a law against ugly terminals at world-class airports...

My top 3:
1. DTW: McNamara Terminal and North Terminal. Need I say more?
2. IAH Terminal E: I like the big windows and high ceilings
3. SNA: Again high ceilings, but below IAH because I'm not a huge fan of the overall color scheme.

Worst 3: (absolute worst is first)
1. LGA: The PANYNJ bus terminal is on par with this airport...
2. LAX: Still in the 60's
3. CDG T1: Not the ugliest terminal in the world, but totally unfitting for an airport of CDG and a beautiful city like Paris.

For small airports, I love the outdoors theme at TVC.


User currently offline727tiger From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

DEN, DTW, MCO are all very nice.

LAX is trapped in the 60s. ORD just seems trapped. FLL Terminal 2 may as well be a bus station.

I was pleasantly surprised by OAK a few weeks ago.

I think parts of HON look great; other parts have not aged well in the tropical breezes.

MDW is a vast improvement over the dump that used to be there.


User currently offlinePacNWJet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

Quoting 727tiger (Reply 19):
I think parts of HON look great; other parts have not aged well in the tropical breezes.

If you are referring to Honolulu, I think you mean HNL. The airport code HON applies to Huron, South Dakota which may be a very lovely destination but probably is lacking in tropical breezes (at least most times of the year).


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